We are a non-profit service provider aiming to help and improve the lives of those who are most in need. Our main areas of operation located within greater Miami Dade County are: Richmond Heights, Perrine, Goulds, Palmetto Bay, Naranja, Leisure City, Homestead, and Florida City.
Richmond – Perrine Optimist Club, INC started off as a sports program back in 1971 out of the residents’ concern that the youth in the community were not able to afford or have access to organized sporting events or programs. From there onwards, we continued to evolve into a fully functional social services program. In the year 1980, we implemented uplift programs for disadvantaged youths during the summer months to keep them positively focused and to help them channel their abilities towards achieving success.
Today, we provide social service programs, youth development programs, After School House programs, alternative education for students in grades 6 – 12, and organized sports including football, baseball, basketball, and dance/cheerleading. Our organized sports programs have proven to be among the best in the nation. Over the years, with the assistance of our many volunteer leaders, coaches, aides, and parents; our football and dance/cheerleading teams have proudly won several National Championships.
We are proud partners with the following esteemed organizations.
Following are the honorable members of our Board of Governors.
Our executive team includes the following esteemed individuals.